The Federal Government has again reiterated its resolve to deliver stable power supply to Nigerians after the country achieved 6,443 megawatts of electricity power, at the end of last year, the Minister of State (Power), Mrs. Zainab Kuchi disclosed yesterday.
Kuchi while noting that power transmission peaked at 4517.6mw on December 23, 2012 due to additional 450mw generated in the fourth quarter, said the Federal Government would not relent in its action plan towards the realization of the 10, 000 megawatts at year end.
To achieve this lofty aim, Mrs. Kuchi said the government would implement a variety of strategies which would include funding the sector through private sector participation as well as the expansion of sources of power generation to include renewable energy and rural electrification.
Similarly, she said government would fund power transmission projects outside budgetary provisions.
In the same vein, the Spokesman of the Transmission Company Nigeria, TCN, Dave Ifabiyi, said his organization would work assiduously towards evacuating generated power supply to consumers.
“As gas supply continues to improve and more National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs) come on stream, the transmission and distribution companies will continue to harness every available generation to ensure that stable electricity supply is delivered to electricity customers”, he said.